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Where Did The Day Go?

I woke up this morning, and before I knew it, it’s almost time to go to bed.

Where did the day go?

I was actually quite productive, and that’s probably why it flew by!

I started the day trying to decide between what I NEEDED to do – work on my cards for National Letter writing Month, and what I WANTED to do – work on my beading.

Well, I was a responsible girl and worked on my cards.

Over the last week I have been working on the components – making tags, cutting backgrounds, popping out circles. Today I finished the prep work.

And since I was on a roll, I decide to start constructing them. I really, really, really want to show you the finished card (I’m kinda impressed with myself!) but we’re not supposed to show the finished work until they are received by the participants.

I got 50 of my 75 cards completed (only because I ran out of base cards) and was STILL on a roll, so I started the envelopes as well, and completed 50 of them. With those, I got a little cray cray. I wasn’t coming up with a group of three shapes I liked ready-made, so I actually drew out a little starfish, and hand cut 75 of the little suckers out. Heeheehee!

 

I spent hours and hours working on them, barely coming up to breathe or eat (but I DID get my 10K steps in!) and I guess that’s why the day disappeared so fast!

Tomorrow I’ll go across island (again!) and pick up the last 25 bases I need to continue, so until then, I may be able to get a little beading done (before I forget how to do it!)

 

Multiple Personality Crafting Disorder…

If it isn’t a real, medically diagnosable disease, it should be. And I have it. Bigly. Or big league. Whatever.

There are numerous personalities inhabiting this body of mine (which, I suppose could be why I’ve gained weight – they each need their space, right?) and each of them have their own idea of a perfect crafting day. One can’t get enough knitting, one loves beading, one adores making cards, and yet another would scrapbook all day, given half a chance. And really, those are only the MAJOR bossy ones. There are other secondary personalities with other interests – the mosaic person, the painter…I left them home this trip, but you get what I’m saying, amirite?

So.

Here I am, with lots of time on my hands, and I’m frantically moving back and forth between knitting and beading, while the card maker and scrapbooker wonder when they get to come out.

The knitter just finished her scarf, and wants to get going on another.

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The beader has two simple necklaces strung (they won’y get completed because they need to be measured on the recipients before they are finalized.

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She’s chomping at the bit to get going on some “ocean inspired” sets done, and Bea has requested some earrings, so those HAVE to get done. The earrings won’t take but a short time, so I’ll probably let her stay for awhile.

The card maker has been shoved back waiting to get permission to participate in her yearly National Letter Writing Month project even though she has no access to a printer at the moment and can’t sign her life away SWEARING to be a good pen pal. This will be my 4th year, so if I can’t be trusted by now, no contract is going to make a difference, but hey. I get it. Our fearless leader wants to make sure everyone who is participating is ACTUALLY participating, so she has to do SOMETHING. Although, for the life of me I can’t figure out why someone would sign up for it then leave their pen pal high and dry unless they were in the hospital on death’s door, but I guess some people don’t follow through. Anyway. Permission granted, so she’s going to need to get a mess of cards made.

I’m going to go with an ocean theme this year (wonder why I have the ocean on the brain?) They had some cool paper I’m going to use at Ben Franklin’s, and I’m anxious to see how they turn out.

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Scrapbook girl is probably the most likely of the four to be ignored, because even though the supplies are here,

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the pictures haven’t been ordered. That was SUPPOSED to happen before we left, but I figured I could just as easily do that here and save myself lugging them one direction. I’ve thinned out the photos, and I’m ready to load them onto the Costco website, but if I have them printed, the need to actually produce will be exacerbated, and who needs the stress, right?

If one HAS to have a disease, this is definitely the one I’d choose.

 

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